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PostSubject: need your advise   Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:00 pm

what color should i do my interior. right now its the blood red, i HATE IT. so im going to have it redone, but i dont know what color. im going to do the 3 things this car need more of leather suede and WOOD pimp . should i do 2 tone seat. i just want some input,im painting the car a Very high gloss black pimp


so just some input BTW im not going to spend over 5000 so nothing 2 crazy
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:30 pm

Mine is black with the light tan interior, it didn't need two tone, it just needed dressed up with dark Burlwood a little bit.
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:07 pm

An all-black inside-out Riviera would be cool!

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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:22 pm

what should i do about wood then
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:44 pm

You can do red and black two tone seats but I think that's a sporty look and the wood takes it in a luxury direction. IMO. If you keep the interior all red you can go with woodgrain and then add red somewhere on the exterior paint. (tastefully) Maybe a ghost stripe? What rims are you going with?
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:23 pm

20s in the front and 22s rear

http://www.1stoprimshop.com/rim1.php?name=Phoenix_b&brand=Dip&brandsearch=1

but red is a big nono for me i hate red interiors, im going for a classy but yet stylish look
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:57 pm

Color change is pricey but doable. I guess go black on black then.
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:50 pm

a color change would be pricey but im getting it just for the cost of paint cuz im doing myself
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:00 pm

What are you dying the carpet with? Are you using SEM on the leather, or another product?

I have been thinking about going 2-tone on the seats and steering wheel. IMO the monochrome wheel looks too plain next to a dash kit, so I'm planning to have the leather sections redone with black leather. I may or may not stop there, depending on how much/how hard it would be to dye sections of the seats.

I'd go for a tan/black color combo in the interior, with an ebony zebra wood or dark burl dash kit. You'll want to paint the pieces the dash kit sticks too black so install looks more factory:



You can read about all the fun I'm having with my dash kit install (still waiting to get unblemished pieces!!) here

BTW those rims look o.k. but you're going to be slower and put more stress on the tranny.
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:22 pm

Jack, clean up your mess and come upstairs for diner! lol

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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:22 pm

Ha ha, that's the garage and I spent about a week cleaning it at the beginning of the year. Horses live on the other side of that wall though so there's no such thing as "clean." It's a great place to work though if you don't mind a little dust.
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:47 am

could i just go to a junk yard and do a full interior swap, like anything from a 95-99 in to my 95
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:40 am

Dash/stereo design is different starting in '97 I think.

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KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:11 pm

AA wrote:
Dash/stereo design is different starting in '97 I think.

The '95 dash is by itself, the difference started in '96.
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:27 pm

palermocorey90 wrote:
could i just go to a junk yard and do a full interior swap, like anything from a 95-99 in to my 95

Only if you like the smell of rat piss. There is some stuff, SCO-1X I think, that is supposed to take the smell out. I haven't tried it yet and don't know if it really works or not. 99% of all deordorizing products won't do squat.

You could contact Ed Morad, maybe he has a car with the color you want that just came in.

I'd either do it the right way, pull everything and paint/dye/re-upholster, or learn to like the red. Most used interiors are going to be worn and need refurbishing anyway, so I don't know how much you really gain by replacing yours with worn parts that also need repainting. And you will probably pay out the bunghole for interior panels. I looked into getting the center console trim from a yard, they wanted $125 for that one part. I think they'd get you up to $2000 for all the interior panels, not including seats/carpet/headliner.

Hmm, I would definitely stick with the red. Changing interior colors is either going to be a lot of work, or a lot of work and a lot of money too. The red is a bit overpowering but unique. I looked at a black Riv with red interior and would have bought it if it had been in good shape. Maybe you can break it up with black accents.
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:50 pm

99Rivman wrote:
AA wrote:
Dash/stereo design is different starting in '97 I think.

The '95 dash is by itself, the difference started in '96.

You could go newer model but you would have to get the radio and heat/air controls with it.
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:26 pm

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99Rivman wrote:
AA wrote:
Dash/stereo design is different starting in '97 I think.

The '95 dash is by itself, the difference started in '96.

You could go newer model but you would have to get the radio and heat/air controls with it.

fine with me i called a local place the told me 100 bucks for everything if i give them mine happy , then i can just have it re done, and as for stereo im doing full alipne with a DD DVD
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:21 pm

Wow, you got a good deal!

What color did you find?
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:02 pm

i found all of the colors, but should everything be plug and play, plus i have the column shifter, so it will be kinda hard

Edit : or would it just be easier to dye everything
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:07 pm

Look at the condition the stuff is in. Painting/dyeing will be a PITA but if you've got wear and fading it will be worth it.

Anyway, what color combination did you decide on?
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:04 pm

grey and black
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PostSubject: interior swap questions   Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:50 pm

1,how hard is the swap on scale 1-5

2, is it hard to swap out the column shifter for the floor shifter

3, did the Rivera ever come with black leather

4, has any one put digital gauges ina Riv

5, Will Impala SS seats fit in the Riv

i will add more as they come up thanks for the help
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:04 pm

You have a column shift Riv?
Not aware of a black leather option.
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:13 pm

yea i have a column shift
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PostSubject: Re: interior swap questions   Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:36 pm

'95 had Graphite, I think that was as dark as it got. I would imagine it wouldn't be impossible to convert it but you would have to be sure you had all the parts needed from a donor car.
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